Current Book: A Canticle for Leibowitz
A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic social science fiction novel by American writer Walter M. Miller Jr., first published in 1959 and winner of the 1961 Hugo Award. Set in a Catholic monastery in the desert of the southwestern United States after a devastating nuclear war, the book spans thousands of years as civilization rebuilds itself. The monks of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz preserve the surviving remnants of man’s scientific knowledge until the world is again ready for it.
Please join us in reading this speculative fiction classic, which explores culture, knowledge, and the particular role Christianity has had in preserving both through the bright and dark years of history.
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